The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Cryptography skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cryptography over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cryptography (Cryptology)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 64 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs citing Cryptography 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.79% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £347
% change year-on-year -5.00% +43.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

Cryptography is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 643 638 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.39% 84.28% 80.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 372 374
Median daily rate £420 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Cryptography as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in Milton Keynes

Cryptography
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cryptography in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cryptography in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cryptography also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 15 (88.24%) IPsec
1 15 (88.24%) Risk Management
1 15 (88.24%) CESG
1 15 (88.24%) RMADS
2 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 14 (82.35%) Risk Assessment
2 14 (82.35%) CISSP
3 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
4 11 (64.71%) Wireless
4 11 (64.71%) ISMS
4 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
5 10 (58.82%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
7 8 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (47.06%) Windows
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
8 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
9 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
9 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
9 5 (29.41%) SMTP
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) Internet
10 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
10 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
10 4 (23.53%) Oracle
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) Unix
10 4 (23.53%) Windows Vista

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) IPsec
2 11 (64.71%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 5 (29.41%) SMTP
4 2 (11.76%) FTP
4 2 (11.76%) SSH
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Security Advisor
2 1 (5.88%) Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (5.88%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) Server Specialist
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) CESG
2 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Risk Management
2 14 (82.35%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (64.71%) ISMS
3 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
7 5 (29.41%) Security Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
9 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Fuzz Testing
10 2 (11.76%) OWASP
11 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
11 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 1 (5.88%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) CESG Certified Professional
1 14 (82.35%) CISSP
1 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (88.24%) RMADS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) VMware